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Dan Wilson CMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 4616 .262 .309 .382 .238 7.8
Birth Date3-25-1969
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1992 CIN 23 12 28 25 2 9 1 0 0 10 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 .360 .429 .400 .284 1.5 0.1 0.2
1993 CIN 24 36 88 76 6 17 3 0 0 20 9 16 0 1 2 8 0 0 .224 .302 .263 .201 -5.3 -0.5 -0.6
1994 SEA 25 91 303 282 24 61 14 2 3 88 10 57 1 2 8 27 1 2 .216 .244 .312 .192 -9.6 0.4 -0.9
1995 SEA 26 119 440 399 40 111 22 3 9 166 33 63 2 1 5 51 2 1 .278 .336 .416 .254 22.1 -0.3 2.1
1996 SEA 27 138 540 491 51 140 24 0 18 218 32 88 3 5 9 83 1 2 .285 .330 .444 .257 22.6 1.4 2.3
1997 SEA 28 146 563 508 66 137 31 1 15 215 39 72 5 3 8 74 7 2 .270 .326 .423 .260 27.0 -1.2 2.5
1998 SEA 29 96 368 325 39 82 17 1 9 128 24 56 5 6 8 44 2 1 .252 .308 .394 .241 6.1 0.6 0.7
1999 SEA 30 123 457 414 46 110 23 2 7 158 29 83 2 2 10 38 5 0 .266 .315 .382 .231 0.6 1.2 0.2
2000 SEA 31 90 303 268 31 63 12 0 5 90 22 51 0 2 11 27 1 2 .235 .291 .336 .219 0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2001 SEA 32 123 408 377 44 100 20 1 10 152 20 69 2 1 8 42 3 2 .265 .305 .403 .248 10.3 1.1 1.1
2002 SEA 33 115 394 359 35 106 16 1 6 142 18 81 2 8 7 44 1 0 .295 .326 .396 .250 10.4 -1.4 0.9
2003 SEA 34 96 337 316 32 76 15 2 4 107 15 52 0 3 3 43 0 0 .241 .272 .339 .214 -1.9 -0.5 -0.2
2004 SEA 35 103 359 319 23 80 13 0 2 99 26 57 1 5 8 33 0 1 .251 .305 .310 .223 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1
2005 SEA 36 11 28 27 2 5 0 0 0 5 0 10 1 0 0 2 0 1 .185 .214 .185 .142 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2
Career1299461641864411097211138815982807632439875192314.262.309.382.23881.4-0.97.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1990 CWV A 32 128 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CWV A 52 225 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CHT AA 81 318 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CIN MLB 12 28 .284 .260 .321 .384 .265 .529 106 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.1 -0.8 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
1992 NAS AAA 106 405 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CIN MLB 36 88 .201 .260 .320 .386 .253 .279 101 -5.6 2.5 1.5 -0.5 -1.1 -5.3 -0.6 -5.3 -0.6
1993 IND AAA 51 215 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 91 303 .192 .273 .342 .435 .266 .259 101 -23.3 9.2 5.6 0.4 -2.0 -9.6 -0.9 -9.6 -0.9
1995 SEA MLB 119 440 .254 .269 .339 .426 .265 .311 102 -2.8 13.2 8 -0.3 -0.6 22.1 2.1 22.1 2.1
1996 SEA MLB 138 540 .257 .280 .351 .455 .273 .313 103 -2 16.7 10.1 1.4 -3.7 22.6 2.3 22.6 2.3
1997 SEA MLB 146 563 .260 .275 .341 .434 .267 .288 102 -0.2 15.5 10 -1.2 0.2 27.0 2.5 27.0 2.5
1998 SEA MLB 96 368 .241 .271 .338 .433 .268 .274 100 -7.7 10.0 6.6 0.6 0.5 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
1999 SEA MLB 123 457 .231 .273 .343 .439 .263 .316 99 -15.6 12.8 8.3 1.2 -0.9 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.2
2000 SEA MLB 90 303 .219 .273 .342 .442 .262 .271 90 -14.7 8.6 5.6 -1.1 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2000 EVE A- 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAC AAA 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 123 408 .248 .270 .332 .437 .265 .301 95 -5.3 11.2 7.2 1.1 -3.0 10.3 1.1 10.3 1.1
2002 SEA MLB 115 394 .250 .265 .331 .425 .265 .357 95 -4.1 10.5 6.7 -1.4 -4.6 10.4 0.9 10.4 0.9
2003 SEA MLB 96 337 .214 .270 .332 .430 .264 .274 98 -16.9 9.2 6 -0.5 -0.4 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2003 SAN AA 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 103 359 .223 .266 .332 .426 .257 .294 102 -14.8 10.7 6.5 -0.5 -2.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2005 SEA MLB 11 28 .142 .271 .325 .421 .257 .294 100 -3.5 0.8 0.5 -0.2 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1990 CWV A 128 16 28 9 1 2 17 13 17 0 0 .248 .323 .398 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CHT AA 318 32 75 19 2 2 36 21 39 2 2 .257 .306 .356 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CWV A 225 25 62 11 1 3 29 25 21 1 1 .315 .397 .426 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NAS AAA 405 27 92 16 1 4 34 31 58 1 4 .251 .312 .333 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CIN MLB 28 2 9 1 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 .360 .429 .400 .040 .284 1.5 0.1 0.2
1993 IND AAA 215 18 50 11 1 1 17 19 31 1 0 .262 .327 .346 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CIN MLB 88 6 17 3 0 0 8 9 16 0 0 .224 .302 .263 .039 .201 -5.3 -0.5 -0.6
1994 SEA MLB 303 24 61 14 2 3 27 10 57 1 2 .216 .244 .312 .096 .192 -9.6 0.4 -0.9
1995 SEA MLB 440 40 111 22 3 9 51 33 63 2 1 .278 .336 .416 .138 .254 22.1 -0.3 2.1
1996 SEA MLB 540 51 140 24 0 18 83 32 88 1 2 .285 .330 .444 .159 .257 22.6 1.4 2.3
1997 SEA MLB 563 66 137 31 1 15 74 39 72 7 2 .270 .326 .423 .154 .260 27.0 -1.2 2.5
1998 SEA MLB 368 39 82 17 1 9 44 24 56 2 1 .252 .308 .394 .142 .241 6.1 0.6 0.7
1999 SEA MLB 457 46 110 23 2 7 38 29 83 5 0 .266 .315 .382 .116 .231 0.6 1.2 0.2
2000 TAC AAA 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 EVE A- 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 2.000 1.500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 303 31 63 12 0 5 27 22 51 1 2 .235 .291 .336 .101 .219 0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2001 SEA MLB 408 44 100 20 1 10 42 20 69 3 2 .265 .305 .403 .138 .248 10.3 1.1 1.1
2002 SEA MLB 394 35 106 16 1 6 44 18 81 1 0 .295 .326 .396 .100 .250 10.4 -1.4 0.9
2003 SAN AA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB 337 32 76 15 2 4 43 15 52 0 0 .241 .272 .339 .098 .214 -1.9 -0.5 -0.2
2004 SEA MLB 359 23 80 13 0 2 33 26 57 0 1 .251 .305 .310 .060 .223 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1
2005 SEA MLB 28 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 1 .185 .214 .185 .000 .142 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-05-05 2005-10-03 60-DL 151 134 Right Knee Surgery ACL - -
2003-03-22 2003-04-06 15-DL 15 5 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2000-06-15 2000-07-15 15-DL 30 26 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1998-07-20 1998-09-01 15-DL 43 37 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SEA $1,750,000
2004 SEA $3,500,000
2003 SEA $3,500,000
2002 SEA $4,500,000
2001 SEA $4,400,000
2000 SEA $4,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$21,650,000
6 yrTotal$21,650,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 152 d1 yr/$1.75M (05)

Details
  • retired 10/05
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04
  • re-signed 11/02
  • $3.5M/year 03 & 04
  • 2 year/$7M (03-04)+bonuses
  • 3 year/$12.9M (00-02) incl $0.6M signing bonus
  • 00:$3.8M, 01:$4.2M, 02:$4.3M

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 His reputation still outweighs his play. He's still a nice guy who visits kids in hospitals and makes the ladies swoon. His short, relatively cheap deal won't hurt them too much, though a more aggressive team would have kicked his useless bat to the curb by now.
2003 Wilson had his best offensive season in years during his walk year, but it’s still all show: a hollow near-.300 batting average without walks or power. He’s a great guy and all, but two more years on his contract will mean the Mariners have held on five years too long even before they set him up with his next contract. His contracts are partly a reflection of his popularity in Seattle, where he’s well known for his good nature and selfless work with local charities. There are worse things to reward.
2002 Early in the season, especially against pitchers with good heat or movement, Wilson appeared lost and scared at the plate, as if he wasn’t sure what he wasn’t supposed to be doing. He came around as the season wore on, eventually putting up his best numbers in years, which made him an average catcher. His defensive reputation far exceeds his performance and has for years. Watch how frequently good pitchers, such as Jamie Moyer, shake him off.
2001 My wife insisted that if I couldn’t say something nice about Dan Wilson, I shouldn’t say anything. Fair enough. Wilson is a genuinely nice guy, an asset to the community who donates as much of his time as any athlete in Seattle. He also has regressed into one of the worst catchers in the league. Gillick would like to deal him but, in one of his first moves as Mariners’ GM, extended Wilson's contract through 2002 and included a no-trade clause. The club no longer considers him a starter, so Wilson probably won’t see as much playing time as that projection indicates.
2000 His health returned this year but his offense didn't; it's on permanent sabbatical. Wilson's ability to handle pitchers is largely a myth, and the team has a better option against right-handers, so it’s time for Piniella to stop penciling him in for 120 starts a season. He’s been given a three-year extension, so that’s not likely to happen.
1999 Year wrecked by injuries and a substantial drop in offense. Might be the beginning of the end; even so, he wasn't all that special to begin with. His underachievement was a popular excuse for the M's woes this year.
1998 A reliable, healthy catcher. Pretty much another Terry Steinbach, and that’s not a bad thing. Wilson has good footwork, a pretty normal platoon split and stays healthy. He’s not a star, but he does push a club towards a championship.
1997 Give Piniella some credit here. His trade of Erik Hanson and Bret Boone for Wilson and Bobby Ayala looked like something Timothy Leary (the other one) concocted, but Wilson has developed into a pretty good hitter, and his catching skills were never questioned. Unlikely to ever exceed his 1995-96 performance.
1996  His 1995 was way out of line with his previous performance, but sometimes those developments are for real. He's earned some more playing time. With Varitek behind him, he better keep hitting if he wants to keep playing. Good defensive rep, but unlikely to continue hitting as well as he did this year.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Rime of the '83 MarinersGeoff Young2013-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: A Brief History of the Vedder CupGeoff Young2012-06-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The War on Opening DaySam Miller2012-04-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Alomar's Second ChanceJay Jaffe2010-12-28
You Can Blog It Up: The Lou Piniella All-Stars (and a chat note)Steven Goldman2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessGame Story: For the NonceChristina Kahrl2010-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Tom GoodwinDavid Laurila2010-03-17
Prospectus Q&A: Pedro GrifolDavid Laurila2010-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline DetritusChristina Kahrl2008-08-11
The Week in Quotes: December 17-30Alex Carnevale2007-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part EightRany Jazayerli2006-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
Prospectus Notebook: Athletics, MarinersBaseball Prospectus2005-10-28
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Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 17Jay Jaffe2005-07-19
Prospectus Notebook: Friday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-08
Prospectus Notebook: Wednesday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 5, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-06-07
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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-23
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